Sunday, May 3, 2009

Progress Report?

Out of boredom (or procrastination from my school work), I made the following charts plotting my race paces over time. I omitted the ordinate labels here because some of my race paces were just embarrassing...

The top one is for marathons. Pretty obvious trend going on over here, though I'm sure there will be an uptick for my 2010 marathon, since I'm fairly certain that this year's was a fluke.

This second one is for half-marathons. Just by looking at this, I could see that I am really inconsistent!! However, the general trend appears that the pace is going down. I could have done a couple of statistical tests to see if this was the case. In one method, I could have found the line of best fit to this data and looked to see the sign of the slope (negative = pace going down overall). Alternatively, I could have run an analysis of variance comparing 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009's averages to see if they are statistically significantly different from each other. However, I am lazy and will just eyeball it. There appears to be progress!

1 comment:

joyRuN said...

LMAO! Glad I'm not the only one charting out my pace :)

Excellent progress!